Navy foils fuel smuggling attempts over past months MAKASSAR, South Sulawesi (JP): The Indonesian Navy has caught
three tanker ships attempting to export fuel illegally over the
past three months, officials said. More ...
ASSA rejects WB proposal program JIMBARAN, Bali (JP): The ASEAN Social Security Association
(ASSA) has turned down a Word Bank (WB) proposal to allow private
fund managers to handle workers' pension funds and other social
security programs. More ...
Foreigners arrested over psychotropic substances JAKARTA (JP): Customs officers at Soekarno-Hatta International
Airport have arrested two foreigners for attempting to smuggle
157,640 pills and 3,008 vials of medicine containing psychotropic
substances into the country. More ...
Match-fixing just not cricket A month ago when Hansie Cronje waved to the crowd in Cochin,
everyone praised his spontaneous act of sportsmanship. The spirit
of sportsmanship demands cheerfulness even in the face of defeat. More ...
Kwik vows to push economic team to meet IMF deadline JAKARTA (JP): Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Finance
and Industry Kwik Kian Gie vowed on Tuesday he would work to
ensure there would be no more delays in the implementation of the
IMF-sponsored economic reform programs. More ...
Major changes in the military A big change is going on in the Indonesian Military (TNI), a
change long awaited by civilian politicians. Students and mass
organizations have staged numerous demonstrations demanding the
abolition of the military's dual function policy. More ...
ECONIT blames economic team for slow recovery JAKARTA (JP): The Advisory Group on the Economy, Industry and
Trade (ECONIT) said on Tuesday the country's sluggish economic
recovery was a result of the poor overall performance of the
economic team in the Cabinet. More ...
RI construction industry to grow by 100% this year JAKARTA (JP): Investment in the construction industry is
expected to almost double to Rp 80 trillion (US$ 10.2 billion)
this year from Rp 44 trillion last year as a result of the
recovering economy, an analyst said on Tuesday. More ...
Mean parents and local mafia our worst threat, says Didit SURABAYA (JP): Eight children between the ages of 8 and 14
played their music and sang before an audience of some 30
children during Sunday School at Maria Immaculata in Surabaya. More ...
Textile workers demand higher pay BANDUNG: Some 400 workers of textile factory PT Yutica Loka
Kencana marched to the local legislative council building on
Tuesday demanding that management pay the new wage of Rp 286,000
per month made effective April 1 as stipulated by a Ministry of
Manpower ... More ...
Castro's propaganda secceedsBy Klaus Brill WASHINGTON (DPA): Is a six-year-old child capable of
requesting political asylum in a foreign country? Obviously not,
is the only sane answer. So it will soon be up to the appropriate
U.S. More ...
VP renews peace campaign in Ambon AMBON, Maluku (JP): Vice President Megawati Soekarnoputri
visited Ambon on Tuesday to renew her efforts to restore peace in
the town which has been wrecked by sectarian conflicts since
January 1999. More ...
Utut ties with Timman as Polgar tops standingsBy Ivy Susanti SANUR, Bali (JP): Indonesia's top chess player Grand Master
(GM) Utut Adianto forced GM Jan Timman of the Netherlands to tie
in the 28th move in a do-or-die duel at the JAPFA Classic
International Tournament 2000 on Tuesday. More ...
Parties warn of desertion from Cabinet JAKARTA (JP): Golkar Party and the Indonesian Democratic Party
of Struggle (PDI Perjuangan) threatened to withdraw all their
representatives in the Cabinet on Tuesday unless the President
gives a satisfactory reason for Monday's reshuffle. More ...
Stock quotations on JSXStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on April 25, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo ... More ...
Prudential launches new product JAKARTA (JP): Prudential BancBali Life launched on Tuesday
three additional new funds of its PRUlink investor account, an
investment linked product that was first introduced last April
and has already raised Rp 55 billion (US$7 million) in sales last
year. More ...
RI traditional drama at JIS JAKARTA (JP): Students of the Jakarta International School are
scheduled to perform an Indonesian traditional drama entitled
Lakshagraha (Pandawa Obong) at their school compound on Friday
evening, the school's intercultural director, S. Money, said. More ...
Police investigate gang-rape rumors BOGOR (JP): Bogor Regional Police chief Col. Edi Darnadi said
on Monday police officers were expecting residents to come
forward to provide information about a group reportedly
committing gang rapes."We don't have any clue about it yet. More ...
Mixed doubles veterans team up for Uber Cup JAKARTA (JP): Mixed doubles specialists Minarti Timur and
Zelin Resiana are the third doubles pairing for the Uber Cup
women's team event, an official from the Badminton Association of
Indonesia (PBSI) said on Tuesday. More ...
Kostrad chief orders hunt of missing Sudjono BANDUNG (JP): Army Strategic Reserves Command (Kostrad)
Commander Lt. Gen. Agus Wirahadikusumah said on Tuesday that he
has ordered two of his intelligence officers to locate the
missing Lt. Col. Sudjono, or else they will have to resign. More ...
Decomposed body found in rented house in C. Jakarta JAKARTA (JP): A decomposed body was found on Tuesday in a
rented house in Cempaka Putih, Central Jakarta, a police officer
has said.Chief Sgt. More ...
Court approves request to seize charity assets JAKARTA (JP): The South Jakarta District Court gave its
preliminary approval on Tuesday to the request by the Attorney
General's Office to seize assets belonging to seven charity
foundations set up and chaired by former president Soeharto. More ...
Irianese remember entry into RI JAYAPURA, Irian Jaya: Local residents will commemorate the
37th anniversary of the transfer of sovereignty over Irian Jaya
from the Netherlands to the Republic of Indonesia through the
United Nations Temporary Executive Authority (Untea) on May 1. More ...
Where to go in Surabaya, for Wednesday, April 26, 2000Performances * Traditional Dance: Rangkaian Melati, at Balai Adika Balroom,
Hotel Majapahit, Mandarin Oriental, Jl. Tunjungan 65 (Phone: 031
5454333), 7:30 p.m., April 28. More ...
Taiwan-China trade flourishes despite banBy Marcos Calo Medina KAOTENG ISLAND, Taiwan (AP): A wooden Chinese fishing boat
with sky blue paint flaking off its sides chugged up to a
Taiwanese vessel. More ...
Gus Dur -- long on democracy, short on economy JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid may be severely
handicapped when it comes to dealing with the economy, but he has
a strong capacity to lead Indonesia and to transform it into a
democratic society, noted scholar Arief Budiman said on Tuesday. More ...
Hotels need to lengthen visitors' stay SURABAYA: The length visitors stay at Surabaya hotels is still
not satisfactory. The average length of stay is between 2.3 and
2.5 days in three-star hotels. More ...
BI's forex reserves fall JAKARTA (JP): Bank Indonesia said on Tuesday the country's net
foreign exchange reserves fell in the third week of April by
US$124.7 million to $18.19 billion compared to the previous week. More ...
Three killed in road accident SEMARANG: A family of three were killed instantly in a road
accident on Monday night near Bangkal village in Temanggung, some
100 kilometers southwest of here.Spokesman for the Central Java Police Lt. Col. M. More ...
Physicians demand salary hike YOGYAKARTA: Some 150 state physicians and dentists demanded a
250 percent hike in salary during a meeting with health minister
Achmad Sujudi here on Tuesday.They told the minister that they would stage street protests
if the government failed to meet their demand. More ...
Lebanese ex-prisoners face up to freedomBy Nayla Razzouk BEIRUT (AFP): The first morning after Israel released him from
13 years in prison Lebanese Abbas Srour woke up at dawn, prayed
and started mechanically to pace his small room. More ...
Half of mangrove forests are destroyed: Observers JAKARTA (JP): Almost half of the country's mangrove forests
have disappeared since 1982, causing land abrasion by the sea and
threatening biota living in that environment, activists said on
Tuesday. More ...
Bentoel splits stock JAKARTA (JP); Listed investment company PT Bentoel
Internasional Investama split on Monday the nominal value of its
shares to Rp 50, from a previous price of Rp 500."The stock split will make the company share price more
affordable to retail investors," the company said. More ...
President installs 13 Indonesian envoys JAKARTA (JP): President Abdurrahman Wahid swore in on Tuesday
13 new Indonesian ambassadors, including former Air Force chief
of staff Air Marshal (ret) Sutria Tubagus and East Timor
prointegration leader Lopez da Cruz. More ...
The price of neglecting local elections in Indonesia Many questions still surround the government's
decentralization plan. The Jakarta Post recently talked to
lecturer of politics Pratikno about the upcoming regional
autonomy. More ...
Civilian guards 'hamper TNI', Kostrad chief Agus complains BANDUNG (JP): The presence of civilian guards affiliated with
political parties has hampered the work of the Indonesian
Military (TNI), whose duty it is to maintain national stability,
Army Strategic Reserves Command (Kostrad) chief Lt. More ...
Official fired for drug trafficking TANGERANG (JP): Mayor HM Thamrin has temporarily dismissed a
low-ranking employee at the Ciledug District Public Order office
following a court decision finding him guilty of dealing shabu-
shabu (crystal methamphetamine). More ...
Pick of the Flicks (for Wednesday, April 26, 2000)Hollywood KC
Deuce Bigalow 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Sleepy Hollow 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
The Story of Us 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Bicentennial Man 14:55 17:35 19:45 ... More ...
The simple ways to detect signs of cancer in childrenBy Stevie Emilia JAKARTA (JP): Nunuk A. Prabowo is unable to say how she felt
upon learning that her five-month-old daughter, Frida, tested
positive for leukemia four years ago."We weren't ready for the reality. More ...
IBRA revokes lawsuit against A Latief after debt repayment JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) has
revoked its bankruptcy petition against trading firm PT A Latief
Corporation following the US$15 million debt repayment by the
latter to the agency. More ...
Hospital introduces special air evacuation services JAKARTA (JP): A medical team at MH Thamrin International
Hospital in Salemba, Central Jakarta, conducted an air evacuation
drill from the rooftop of the hospital building on Tuesday. More ...
Private parking operators oppose plan to cut rate JAKARTA (JP): Operators of privately owned shopping centers
strongly opposed on Tuesday the city administration's plan to
order the management of all private parking lots, such as those
at shopping complexes, to lower their parking fees from ... More ...
Mirror traders are witnesses to major events at the HouseBy A'an Suryana JAKARTA (JP): No one passing in front of the legislator's
building on Jl. Gatot Subroto in Central Jakarta can avoid the
shining reflection of mirrors on display at various spots along
the sidewalk. More ...